Objectives of HRM

Societal objective. To be socially responsible to the needs and challenges of society while minimizing the negative impact of such demands upon the organization. The failure of organizations to use their resources for society’s benefit may result in restrictions. For example, societies may pass laws that limit human resource decisions.

Organizational objective. To recognize that HRM exists to contribute to organizational effectiveness. HRM is not an end in itself; it is only a means to assist the organization with its primary objectives. Simply stated, the department exists to serve the rest of the organization.
Functional objective. To maintain the department’s contribution at a level appropriate to the organization’s needs. Resources are wasted when HRM is more or less sophisticated than the organization demands. A department’s level of service must be appropriate for the organization it serves.

Personal objective. To assist employees in achieving their personal goals, at least insofar as these goals enhance the individual’s contribution to the organization. Personal objectives of employees must be met if workers are to be maintained, retained and motivated. Otherwise, employee performance and satisfaction may decline, and employees may leave the organization.

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